ERIC Number: EJ1139595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
The Labor Market Imperative for CTE: Changes and Challenges for the 21st Century
Stringfield, Sam; Stone, James R., III.
Peabody Journal of Education, v92 n2 p166-179 2017
The labor market in the United States is evolving in unexpected ways following the 2007 recession. Career and technical education (CTE) has historically linked young people to the workplace. In this article we examine the U.S. labor market and provide multiple perspectives on its growth and direction and implications for future directions for CTE. We examine the often conflicting data-based arguments and suggest that in a future increasingly dominated by robotics and artificial intelligence, new entrants to the workforce will require very strong social, employability, and work-readiness skills that reflect the behavioral, attitudinal, and character traits highly valued in the workplace and in society. These noncognitive, nontechnical skills can be developed in the CTE classroom, but require both new technical content in these classrooms and changes in how CTE teachers deliver their curriculum.
Descriptors: Career Education, Technology Education, Labor Market, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Teaching Methods, Educational History, Occupations, Educational Attainment, Information Technology, Robotics, Technological Literacy, Individual Characteristics
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